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Rio Tinto Backs out of Pebble Mine Project

Tim Sohn | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

This leaves Canadian mining company Northern Dynasty without a partner for development of the mine, a process it cannot afford to undertake on its own.

Thank You, Rio Tinto: British Mining Giant Divests From Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Rio Tinto, one of the largest mining companies in the world, announced today that it is abandoning once and for all the giant Pebble Mine proposed for the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska.

CA Controller and NYC Comptroller Stand Firm Against Pebble Mine, Again Urge Rio Tinto to Divest to Protect Major Pension Fund Investors

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

The California State Controller and New York City Comptroller's offices refused to back down from their request that mining giant Rio Tinto divest fro...

With Major Investors Dumping Pebble Mine, Time to Abandon Project Once and For All

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Pebble Mine would carve a massive open pit out of the pristine watershed that feeds the most lucrative wild salmon runs in the world. Every year, tens of millions salmon return to the region, supporting bears, wolves, and whales as well as people.

Pebble Mine's 2013 Year End Review: 'One Foot in the Grave?'

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Coming off a disappointing 2012, the Pebble Limited Partnership and its uniquely reckless project hit the rocks repeatedly in 2013.

More Bad News for the Pebble Mine: Rio Tinto Announces It May Divest

Joel Reynolds | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today, in yet another sign that the massive Pebble Mine is doomed, the London-based mining giant Rio Tinto publicly announced that it is considering "divestment" from the uniquely reckless project, proposed for the headwaters of the most productive wild salmon fishery in the world.

Rio Tinto's Opportunity: Leave the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is opposed by over 80 percent of the region's residents who, along with the region's wildlife, depend on the health of the wild salmon fishery for their survival, as their ancestors have for millennia.

Coal Exports, Bad for the Environment -- Duh

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Kyle Ash

Coal exports are good for the environment -- they are actually saying this. In Oregon and Washington State the coal industry has been pushing this line at town hall meetings, government hearings, and lobby visits.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Senators' Bill Would Help Iran Uranium Mine Partner

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill offered Thursday by Arizona's two senators would aid a company that partners with Iran in an African uranium mine. The bill, t...

'Boom, Bust, Boom': We Need the Pebble Mine Like the Plague

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

If Mr. Norquist would learn a little more about the global copper industry, he might understand that, not only is the Pebble Mine unnecessary, it is precisely what we don't need -- for renewable energy or any other of copper's countless uses today.

Independence or Co-Dependence: The Keystone Center and the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

While it claims independence, Keystone has to concede that its client and financial benefactor is the very partnership that wants to build the Pebble Mine and claims already to have spent over half a billion dollars pursuing it.

Human Rights Violations Cast a Dark Shadow Over the London Olympics

Katie Redford | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Katie Redford

The stories behind gold medal triumphs are always front and center on the Olympic stage, celebrating hard work, dedication, and courage, and inspiring millions. But this year, there's a different gold medal tale that has gone untold.

Judge Upholds Green Light For Michigan Mine

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has refused a private outdoor sporting club's plea to halt construction of a nickel and copper mine in M...

Pebble Mine: No Means No!

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is a reckless project, overwhelmingly opposed by the people who live there -- and one that the world cannot afford.

Australia Unearths Country's Largest Pink Diamond Ever

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.22.2012 | World

A massive rough pink diamond has been unearthed in Rio Tinto's Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia, CNN reports. At 12.76 carats, the remark...

Mike Sacks

9th Circuit Widens Court Split Over Suing Corporations

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Corporations can be held liable in U.S. courts for human rights violations committed abroad, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circu...

The World's Richest Diamond Mines

24/7 Wall St. | Paul Ausick | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

The global diamond mining industry may be one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Next to anything else having to do with diamonds, that is. The four ...

As Companies Gather for Shareholder Meetings, Opposition to Bristol Bay Mine Mounts

Robert Redford | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

I'm not against mining. I am against putting mega-mines where they don't belong.

The End of Incumbent Capitalism?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carl Pope

The mainstream business community and clean tech innovators alike are terrified that the Tea Party's hostility towards the national government constitutes a serious threat to the economy.

Bidding War for Potash of Saskatchewan?

Michael de Portu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael de Portu

If laptops and automobiles could be priced like fertilizer, and withdrawn from the market whenever buyers balk, think about how much better those companies would be doing today.

What's Green, White and Blue? American Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Additional wind farms mean more renewable energy freeing the U.S. from reliance on foreign oil. But there's no point in replacing imported foreign oil with imported wind turbines

BP Kern Power Plant Project Gets Millions In Stimulus, Despite Oil Spill And Criminal Probe

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government is giving a joint venture involving oil giant BP millions of dollars in stimulus money to build a power plant on farmland near ...

A Sacred Fire Is Burning at Eagle Rock

Cynthia Pryor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cynthia Pryor

Outside Avatar, indigenous communities are waging very real battles to protect sacred sites. And not just in exotic corners of the world, but right here in America, in the Great Lakes.

A Hopeful Election in Guinea

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

At a moment in which the tide of global democracy is seemingly in reversal, it is heartening to note the enthusiasm with which many voters in Africa a...

Pebble Mine: Foreign Mining Companies' Scheme Would Poison America's Paradise

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The British mining giant Anglo American is scheming to construct one of the world's largest copper and gold mines, the Pebble Mine, in the watershed above Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay.